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Carol Vorderman Opens New Temporary Exhibition

Published on: 08 February 2016

The Air Cadets 75th anniversary logoThe RAF Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its newest temporary exhibition ‘Venture and Adventure’ which marks the 75th Anniversary of the formation of the RAF Air Cadets*.

Air Cadet Officers have been working closely with the Museum’s team to produce the exhibition which chronicles the exciting story of the Air Training Corps, from 1941 when it was first founded right through to the experiences that Cadets now enjoy.

Maggie Appleton the Museum's C.E.O.

Visitors to the exhibition will be able to:

Explore the rich and fascinating story of the A.T.C.
Discover the exciting activities and training undertaken by Air Cadets today.
Sit in a Grob Viking glider, once used to train Cadets.
View personal artefacts that tell the stories of Cadets and those who train them.
Watch the iconic 1979 safety film viewed by Cadets as part of their training during the 1980s and 1990s ‘Jump, Jump John!’

Together with a range of other anniversary events across the UK to mark the organisation’s 75th year, the exhibition aims intended to raise public awareness of what is one of the finest national voluntary youth organisations in the world.

Carol Vorderman opening up Venture Adventure

Commenting about the exhibition Maggie Appleton CEO of the Royal Air Force Museum said “Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the ATC is very important to us simply because of what the ATC itself represents, and it is very important to acknowledge the inspiring young people of this country who have volunteered themselves in support of the RAF.”

A second, smaller exhibition will feature at the museum’s other site at RAF Cosford, Shropshire. Admission to both exhibitions is free and they will run until 12 February 2017.

*The RAF Air Cadets comprises both the Air Training Corps and the Combined Cadet Force (RAF).

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